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Supporting community led approaches to disaster preparedness: learnings from three pilot locations

Final Research Report June 2020 (Evaluation of the Get Ready Disaster Resilient: Future Ready pilots)

The Get Ready NSW Disaster Resilient: Future Ready pilots project was designed to work with three pilot communities to investigate, understand and map activities, processes and structures that enable or hinder individuals and communities in disaster resilience building. Particular attention was focused on measuring how community energy and momentum was sustained or blocked. 

The project adopted an action research methodology as the pilots were designed and implemented across three communities. Each stage of the pilot included one or more action research cycles, providing data collection opportunities through observation, participation, interviews and focus groups.

This project, mapped, monitored and supported community led approaches to resilience building and provides an important advance in the practical application of shared responsibility.